Chronicle Happy Haul-idays 2011

What is better than all the Black Friday bargains? A chance at some free children’s books without ever leaving the house!

Chronicle Books is getting into the spirit of the season with a Happy Haul-idays give-away contest open until December 2, 2011. If you are a blogger, create a list of your favorite Chronicle books (up to $500 worth) and send your URL to the link above. If you win, Chronicle will give you the books you listed, plus donate $500 worth of books to your favorite charity (new this year). Mine would be the Chandler Public Library).

And, if you leave a comment on this post and I win the blogger contest, then you might win too. One commenter on the winning post will win the books listed on that particular blog as well.

It was fun looking through all the books at Chronicle and figuring out which ones some of the children I know might appreciate. Of course, my list is full of science and nature nonfiction titles and Chronicle has some very fine ones. (Links take you to the full product description at Chronicle.)

Birdscapes:  A Pop-Up Celebration of Birdsongs in Stereo Sound

By Miyoko Chu
with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Illustrations by Julia Hargreaves

(Have been drooling over this one for ages)

Nests:  Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them by Sharon Beals
Introduction by Scott Weidensaul
Foreword by Jack Dumbacher and Maureen Flannery

Wideness and Wonder: The Art and Life of Georgia O’Keeffe by Susan Goldman Rubin

(Reviewed this, it is beautiful).

The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Mark Cassino
with Jon Nelson, Ph.D.
Over and Under the Snow
By Kate Messner – Illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal
BrainJuice: Science, Fresh Squeezed!
Handprint Books
By Carol Diggory Shields,Illustrated by Richard Thompson
F in Exams
The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

By Richard Benson
The Lonely Pine
By Aaron Frisch, Illustrated by Etienne Delessert
Handheld Pies
Pint-Size Sweets and Savories

By Sarah Billingsley and Rachel Wharton Photographs by Ellen Silverman
Botanicals Stationery Collection
By Rifle Paper Co.

(You can’t always send an e-mail :-))

Edible Schoolyard
A Universal Idea

By Alice Waters,Photographs by David Liittschwager
Garden Anywhere
How to Grow Gorgeous Container Gardens, Herb Gardens, Kitchen Gardens and More—Without Spending a Fortune

By Alys Fowler

This one looks particularly awesome:

Drawing Nature: A Journal by Jill Bliss

Check out the video to see what it is all about:

Of all these wonderful titles, which one is your favorite?  Leave a comment, and you might have a chance of winning it.

8 Replies to “Chronicle Happy Haul-idays 2011”

  1. Wideness and Wonder looks beautiful! I recently read about the value of keeping high quality ‘coffee table’ books out for children to leaf through- this one would be perfect!

  2. I keep hearing about Over and Under the Snow and would love to read it. Love the cover for The Story of Snow, too. Maybe I’m more ready than I thought for winter!

  3. “Handheld Pies” is my favorite from your list, but you actually have a number of ones that spike my interest..especially the one on birds nests.

    So, good luck to both of us on this thing.
    jeaneC from CA
    jcamp2020 at aol

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